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  • September 30, 2015 1 min read

    There’s lots of water in Cambodia, but it isn’t safe to drink. So we’re helping fund solutions to make dirty water clean.

    Thanks to your support and business we’re helping families build BioSand Filters, which kill 99% of bacteria in dirty water. It is a simple, low-cost solution that cleans water quickly using a biological process.

    Tommyowens and charitywater.org

    More than 14 million people live in Cambodia and 33% lack access to clean drinking water. Diarrheal disease is a leading cause of death here, especially for kids. Thanks to you, our local partners, Samaritan's Purse and Clear Cambodia are busy helping communities build BioSand Filters in 360 villages and 72 schools, serving over 115,000 people. A BioSand filter consists of a layer of good bacteria and layers of sand and gravel that filter out 99% of harmful bacteria in dirty water. Each BioSand filter costs about $70 and can serve a family of six.

    Learn more about the work in Cambodia

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